|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 14, 1979|
|Result: Win by 43 points||Umpires: John Sutcliffe & Ian Robinson||Crowd: 44,661 Receipts: $63,394|
|Goalkickers : M.Maclure 4, R.Galt 3, W.Johnston 2, J.Buckley 2, V.Catoggio 2, A.Jesaulenko, A.Marcou, B.Armstrong, M.Fitzpatrick, W.Jones 1.|
|Best: M.Maclure, W.Harmes, A.Jesaulenko, M.Fitzpatrick, R.Klomp, G.Southby|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Mark Maclure and Rod Galt provided reliable marking targets up front and kicked seven goals between them, in what turned out to be Phil Pinnell's final game.
In other matches, North Melbourne climbed back into second spot on the ladder with good win over Collingwood, and Fitzroy suffered a costly loss to Richmond in a high-scoring contest at the SCG on Sunday. The top five were Carlton, North Melbourne, Essendon, Fitzroy and Collingwood.
|B:||37 Wayne Harmes||20 Geoff Southby||21 Rod Austin|
|HB:||11 Bruce Doull||43 David McKay||25 Alex Jesaulenko (cc)|
|C:||47 Peter Francis||22 Robbert Klomp||15 Phil Pinnell|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (acting vc)||8 Trevor Keogh|
|F:||16 Jim Buckley||17 Rod Galt||4 Vin Catoggio|
|Ruck:||3 Mike Fitzpatrick||12 Barry Armstrong||34 Alex Marcou|
|Interchange:||2 Warren 'Wow' Jones||9 Greg Towns|
Round 14 | Round 16